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A New Agreement Between Authors' Societies And ARTE To Remunerate Creators For All ARTE's Services

The European cultural channel ARTE and authors' societies signed a new agreement.


Music Is The Mission, Not Money

One of the great summertime classical gathering spots in America is the Aspen Music Festival and School. And while its famed annual concert series, makes Aspen a mecca for classical music audiences, it's also home to one of the world's most celebrated summer training grounds for young musicians.


Cairo Opera House Suspends Activities in Face of Military Coup

As Egypt's military ousted Mohamed Morsi, the nation's first freely elected president, the country's largest performing arts institution took steps to avoid being swept into chaos.


Turkey: Persecuted folk band Grup Yorum in centre of attention

The development in Turkey has given the Istanbul-based folk music band Group Yorum new fame and publicity around the world. On 18 June, Group Yorum signed a statement along with many other Turkish musicians who condemn police violence and what they term as "the government's abuse of power in Turkey".


World music bands address their role in social change, cultural preservation and creativity

One of the many interesting features of the Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia is the daily press meets featuring groups of musicians and the media.

World Music Central

Her Majesty Requests

Music has always been great propaganda, but over the centuries Britain's royalty have turned it into an artform.


National Endowment for the Arts Names New Class of Jazz Masters

The multireedist and composer Anthony Braxton, the bassist and educator Richard Davis and the pianist and composer Keith Jarrett will be inducted as 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters, the endowment said on Thursday.

The New York Times

UN Reviews Role of Culture in Development Agenda

On 12 June, at the United Nations in New York, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moon, made some important statements about the role of culture in development.


Bono can't help Africans by stealing their voice

It was bad enough in 2005. Then, at the G8 summit in Scotland, Bono and Bob Geldof heaped praise on Tony Blair and George Bush, who were still mired in the butchery they had initiated in Iraq.

The Guardian

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